39. A patient has been prescribed cromolyn sodium (Intal) for the treatment of asthma. Which statement by the patient indicates a correct understanding of this drug? a. “It opens my airways and provides shortterm relief.” b. “It is the medication that should be used 30 minutes before exercise.” c. “It is not intended for use during acute episodes of asthma attacks.” d. “It is a steroid medication, so there are severe side effects.” 40. After the nurse has instructed a patient with COPD in the proper coughing technique, which action the next day by the patient indicates the need for additional teaching or intervention? a. Coughing upon rising in the morning b. Coughing before meals c. Coughing after making him cough on a routine basis?” What is the nurse’s best response? a. “We have to check the color and hospitalized. With this patient’s history, what is a potential complication? a. Right-sided heart failure b. Left-sided heart clinical findings: fatigue, dependent edema, distended neck veins, and cyanotic lips. What condition is the patient exhibiting? a. COPD b. Cor pulmonale c. Asthma d. Lung cancer 44. A patient is admitted with asthma. Which assessment findings are most likely to indicate that the patient’s asthma condition is deteriorating and progressing toward respiratory failure? a. Crackles, rhonchi, and productive cough with yellow sputum b. Tachypnea; thick, tenacious sputum; and hemoptysis c. Audible breath sounds, wheezing, and use of accessory muscles d. Respiratory alkalosis; slow,shallow respiratory rate 45. A patient has returned several times to the clinic for treatment of respiratory problems.
Which action does the nurse perform first? a. Obtain a history of the patient’s previous respiratory problems and